Hahn Calls for Using County Facilities and Disaster Service Workers to Meet Unprecedented Demand for COVID Testing

Los Angeles, CA—Today, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn has called for Los Angeles County to deploy disaster service workers and use existing County facilities, such as libraries and health clinics, to stand up new COVID-19 testing facilities to meet unprecedented testing demand created by the omicron variant.

“It is unacceptable how long our residents have had to wait or how far they have had to drive just to get tested for COVID-19 these past few weeks. LA County needs to treat this demand for testing with urgency. I am urging the County to deploy our Disaster Service Workers and calling on our Department of Health Services to set up testing sites at LA County Libraries and health clinics.”